Pamela Hull, PhD
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced that medical sociologist Pamela Hull, PhD, will join the center as Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact. She will also serve as the William Stamps Farish Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and join the University of Kentucky College of Medicine as Associate Professor of Behavioral Science.
Dr. Hull’s expertise is in the development, testing, and dissemination of behavioral interventions to promote cancer prevention behaviors, and she has more than 15 years of experience conducting community-engaged research. She is a national leader in the fields of human papillomavirus–mediated cancer prevention, childhood obesity prevention, community-engaged research, and health disparities.
In her role as Associate Director, Dr. Hull will oversee Markey’s community outreach and engagement functions in addition to its population science research agenda and infrastructure, which includes Markey’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program. She will also have oversight of the Kentucky Cancer Program–East and the Kentucky Cancer Consortium. The goal of Markey’s community outreach and engagement efforts is to accelerate science-to-practice translation across the cancer care continuum, with an emphasis on the needs of Kentucky’s citizens.
“I am honored to join University of Kentucky faculty and serve in this role at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, which is a national leader in community-engaged research focused on reducing the burden of cancer, particularly among populations with the greatest need,” Dr. Hull said. “I am very excited about the positive impact we will achieve together with our extensive network of community partners.”